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After going dark because of the pandemic, many big entertainment venues in Wichita are reopening for live performances this spring.

Stages at the Orpheum Theatre, the Cotillion, Intrust Bank Arena and Wave have been dormant for more than a year.


The co-owner of two Wichita music venues testified before Congress on Tuesday that his industry "desperately" needs help.

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Gov’t Mule will perform at Wave in an outdoor concert on Aug. 17 with opener Nikki Lane.

The group was formed in 1994 by Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, both members of the Allman Brothers Band at the time. It has become a top touring entity on the so-called jam band circuit since then.

The band played the Orpheum Theatre in October 2017.

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Hundreds of demonstrators braved the cold Saturday afternoon for the third annual Wichita Women’s March and rally downtown.


The theme of the gathering was “Claim Your Voice.” A variety of issues were addressed at the event, including domestic violence, immigration rights, police brutality and equal representation in government.

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Wave opens this Saturday, Sept. 1, with a concert from alternative rock veterans Toadies (local act The T*ts will open). The venue, at 650 E. 2nd Street North, is the city's first large-scale open-air concert venue, but will also host indoor shows and provide a beer garden and food truck court. Upcoming shows include funk master George Clinton, electric guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson and deathcore act Whitechapel.